Olatoyosi Odenike, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Olatoyosi Sobulo Odenike is an expert in the care of adults with leukemia, chronic myeloproliferative diseases, and myelodysplastic syndromes. She specializes in all types of treatment for these diseases, including blood and bone marrow stem cell transplant.

An active researcher, Dr. Odenike is involved in the development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of acute and chronic leukemias and chronic myeloproliferative diseases. The ultimate goal of her research is to improve treatment options for patients with these diseases. Dr. Odenike is the principal investigator on a number of clinical trials investigating molecularly targeted agents in this patient population. These clinical trials also integrate laboratory studies to evaluate the effect that these agents have on cancer cells.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of Ibadan


University of Illinois


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6149

Office Fax

(773) 702-3002

Office Postal Address

Olatoyosi Odenike, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Odenike

Dr. Odenike talks about her past and current leukemia research, as well as what drives her to provide leading-edge cancer care in this video produced by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Odenike's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.